THE SUM OF

THE SOME OF US

WHO ARE YOU?

From beyond the camera lens, there is a powerful experience waiting for you a “reawakening” if you will…

 

Have you ever wondered who you really are? The true origin of your family’s lineage? Whether you have a past that might contradict your present? Or how your cultural and culinary traditions that have been passed down for generations have shaped you into the person you are today?

Beyond your block, neighborhood, country—and even within your genetic code—there is a fascinating story.

ABOUT THE PHOTO SERIES

The photo series is called the "The Some of the Some of Us." In this photo documentary series, I explore the notion of race and ethnic diversity in America. Incorporating in-depth interviews and DNA analysis to explore our rich genetic and ethnic heritage.

All humans share the need for love, safety, and the need for self-determination. It is my hope that by sharing others' stories and showing the many facets of ethnic diversity that we can begin to see our commonalities. By creating a customized photographic experience based on our research, it forces the subject to see themselves through the eyes of their ancestors, who may be different from the family stories. The process strips them away for their day to day views and places them in an undiscovered land connecting the past to the present. Bringing their stories and DNA results to life and capturing these moments in a series of photographs. 

HERE OUR STORIES

DIVERSITY PORTRAITS

Dr. Katherine Corbett

Educator, Pastor, Activist

Africa 57%
Europe 41%
Jaime Permuth

Photographer & Educator

European Jewish 99%
Europe North 1%
Anna Bloomer

Educator, & Visual Artist

England 36%
Germanic 32%
Ireland & Scotland 21%
Sweden 11%
Delano Dunn

Visual Artist, & Teacher

Africa 63%
Europe 37%
Sara Seferian

Visual Artist

Italy 36%
Spain 27%
Native American 12%
Shannon Holloway

Researcher

Asia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea & Guam 50%
England, Ireland, & Scotland 50%
Michael Kaminski

Photographer & Producer

Ireland & Scotland 49%
Easter Europe & Russia 27%
Italy 13%
Northwestern Europe 11%
Brandon Ramos

Counselor, & Archery Instructor  

Spain, Portugal, & France 47%
Africa 26%
Native America  14%

Phone: 917.634.5438
Email: studio@brooklynmctavish.com

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